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Maryland health department reports fourth measles case in the Pikesville area

Maryland health department reports fourth measles case in the Pikesville area

A fourth measles case has been confirmed in a person in the Pikesville area, the state Department of Health reported Friday.

Public health officials had said the virus is highly contagious and other cases were possible since the first case was reported April 5, though so far they have been contained in a section of Baltimore County north of the city with the zip codes 21208, 21209 and 21215.

The officials are encouraging people to ask their health care provider if they have been vaccinated with two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR, vaccine, which protects the vast majority of people.

“While the outbreak is currently localized to a small area of the state, the...

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